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vagary

va·gar·y

vagary

 
 
pronunciation:
veI g ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: vagaries
definition: an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant occurrence, action, or idea; whim.
The outlandish mansion was constructed according to the vagaries of a rich widow and heiress.She had no interest in the vagaries of horse racing.The vagaries of the weather at this time of year makes it difficult to plan outings.
synonyms:
caprice, crotchet, humor, whim, whimsy
similar words:
fancy, freak, impulse, notion, quirk, twist, vicissitude
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The word vagary contains the following part:
vag Latin root that means wander